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Who We Are & Who We Help
New Jersey SHARES, Inc. (NJ SHARES) is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides assistance to individuals and families living in New Jersey who are in need of temporary help in paying their energy bills.
NJ SHARES partners with 242 human service agencies with 298 application sites statewide to provide critically needed energy assistance to families that are not eligible for other programs. Throughout the state, our partners address a broad spectrum of client needs. Providing case management services, they assist households with counseling, nutrition, housing, employment, as well as energy issues. Working together with our partner agencies we provide a holistic solution to the household's temporary or ongoing needs.
Subsequently, NJ SHARES formed partnerships with New Jersey American Water, United Water and Verizon, NJ that provide water and telephone assistance programs.
New Jersey American Water offers a comprehensive assistance program called H2O to Help Others. The program includes payment assistance, discounted rate and efficiency measures for qualified applicants. NJ SHARES administers the program through the agency network. The program is fully funded by NJ American Water Company.
The NJ SHARES model was used to create the United Water Cares customer assistance program which is offered in six states. NJ SHARES administers this program which is funded by United Water.
The Communications Lifeline Program offers a discount to seniors, disabled and low income households. NJ SHARES administers this program through our client services call center and agency network. Verizon, NJ fully funds this program.
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New Jersey SHARES